At FIVE-FIFTHS, a single classic story is tackled by an assembly of St Louis’ finest independent artists. A featured performance tells the story in five acts, each performed by a different discipline of performing art.
This year’s theme is Brothers Grimm featuring Fringey interpretations of Bevo Fox (Tesseract Theatre), Snow White (ERA), Hansel + Gretel (Kelly Hummert) Rumplestiltskin (Midnight Company) and more. A costume contest, great ambience, and delicious drinks complement the evening’s program.
Part of the Fringe Monthly
JR. CLOONEY plays math rock.
AZN explores grooves through a mix of dense syncopation, funk/big band style horn lines, orchestral elements and descriptive storytelling. (members of Funky Butt Brass Band)
FRAGILE FARM will open the show at 9 pm
When Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins kick off an impromptu jam session at Sun Studios, the air crackles with star power. Get up close and personal with these larger-than-life personalities in an experience that will rock your socks off! This powerhouse musical features chart-topping hits from all four performers.
“Reflective Accumulations,” an exhibit of paintings by Kansas City-based artist Grant Miller, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from Friday, April 7, through Wednesday, May 17. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on April 7.
Miller begins his paintings with an architectural grid and then builds on that initial structure through a chain reaction of controlled, determined layers. Once the angles and lines come together, the forms that exist within the gaps come forth creating a striking dichotomy. These fluid forms begin to take center stage in Miller’s work, while the initial structure that brought the effects together slowly recedes. Some of his works have between eight and 18 layers.
Sewing Your own clothing
Starting Friday April 7, April 14 & April 21
1pm to 3pm
Bring your own material, buttons, etc.
Do you have basic sewing skills but want to take them a step further? Let's make a top! We'll cover the basics of following a pattern to make a simple peasant style unisex top without buttons or a zipper. Pattern and tools provided. If you have a portable sewing machine please bring it or share one of several we have available.
Bio...I have been sewing and crafting since childhood and most of what I create originals from experimentation.
Stay tuned for our next class- How to duplicate your favorite worn out garment by deconstructing and drafting a pattern from it.
Left Bank Books welcomes Chelsea Clinton, who will sign copies of her book "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going"!
– $11 ticket admits up to a family of FOUR (two adults maximum) and includes one PAPERBACK copy of It's Your World.
– $21 ticket admits up to a family of FOUR (two adults maximum) and includes one HARDCOVER copy of It's Your World.
Tickets available at left-bank.com/clinton.
Join Gateway to Hope for The Breast Trivia Night Ever on Friday, April 7 at Beyond Broadway in Soulard! Doors open at 6:00pm and trivia starts at 7:00pm. Tables of 8 are $400 and are ALL INCLUSIVE – open bar (wine, beer, mixed drinks), full dinner buffet, 8 exciting rounds of trivia, raffle, silent auction and more! Proceeds benefit Gateway to Hope – a local nonprofit organization assisting breast cancer patients in need.
YourWords STL and Young Chicago Authors (YCA) in conjunction with KDHX will be gathering poets, schools, organizations, and activists as we explore slam poetry as a vehicle for youth empowerment in St. Louis.
Acclaimed poets and leaders of Young Chicago Authors, Nate Marshall and Kevin Coval, will each perform, as well as discuss Louder Than a Bomb programming, workshops, and festivals. Louder Than a Bomb is the largest poetry festival in the world, in over 110 schools in Chicago, and more than 10 cities around the world. We hope that their work will inspire individuals to come together and continue to build programming for those who can most benefit from mentorship and exploration of slam poetry in St. Louis.
Cocktails and appetizers will start at 7:00 PM. Our program will begin at 7:30 PM. We are honored to present youth poets to start the show. Following Kevin and Nate's performances, we will screen the award-winning documentary, Louder Than a Bomb.
Appetizers will be provided and drinks can be purchased from Magnolia Cafe. This show is open to high-school students as well!
Celebrated Alvin Ailey dancer/choreographer Matthew Rushing’s Uptown creates an episodic tour through 1920s Harlem bringing to life the rich artistic activity of the era. The audience encounters characters both real and fictional and scenes—a busy street, a rent party, a night at the Savoy ballroom—that highlight major moments in music, literature, the visual arts and dance.
Marking our 30th Anniversary, COCA brings Uptown to life in a collaborative production between its five pre-professional dance, voice and theatre companies as well as with musicians from Jazz St. Louis in a showcase celebration of the power of the arts. (105 min., includes intermission)
Gamblers Taxi plays American from 7- 11 at Satchmo's 141 and Olive in Chesterfield
Jungian analyst Mary Dougherty, MFA will discuss
why artists are driven to create and the internal and external barriers to creative process are examined through the lens of Peter Thompson’s film making process. Carl Jung’s “practice of the image” as embodied in The Red Book, and his subsequent formulation of the symbol creating function of the psyche and the development of the process active imagination as a means of coming to terms with the unconscious.
6:30pm doors / 7:30pm show
$20 General Admission / $15 Students & Artists
Carla Scaletti is co-founder of KYMA, music computer systems, the system of choice by sound designers and scientists world wide. Scaletti is also composer and performer of Mu-Psi: the sonic equivalent to sci-fi. Mu-psi, like sci-fi, starts with a hypothetical premise and imagines a universe in which that premise is true. Inspired by ideas like double-well potentials, friction, Huygen’s pendulum clocks, CERN, and the emergence of life from inorganic matter, the sounds are visceral, passionate, and playful.
The Monocle is proud to present the Reformed Whores at the Emerald Room on April 7 @ 8pm. This darling dirty duo will sing their way into your hearts and laugh you out of your panties. Joined by local musical comedian, Mimi Le Uke, this was surely be a night of irreverent musical comedy to remember!
Carla Scarletti, Co-founder of Kyma Music Computer Systems, and performing on Kyma, will be joined by poet Anna Lum and percussionist/composer Rich O'Donnell for an evening of live underground eclectica know as "mu-psi" - the sonic counterpart to sci-fi; it's music inspired by ideas from science and mathematics with all the bells and whistles (literally).
Where is God in a world full of violence, corruption, and hatred? That is the question this play seeks to answer. Through a series of stories, some true and some fictional, seven actors portray a variety of characters seeking evidence of God’s existence in our daily lives.
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